BEA WebLogic Server admin password reset cleartext

weblogic-admin-password-cleartext (26460) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk


BEA WebLogic Server sites that used the admin password reset mechanism prior to October 10, 2005 stored the admin password in cleartext in the domain directory.




Refer to BEA Systems Inc. Security Advisory: (BEA06-131.00) for upgrade information. See References.


  • BEA Systems Inc. Security Advisory: (BEA06-131.00): Recovering admin password can leave cleartext password on disk.
  • BID-17982: BEA WebLogic Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-2546: A recommended admin password reset mechanism for BEA WebLogic Server 8.1, when followed before October 10, 2005, causes the administrator password to be stored in cleartext in the domain directory, which could allow attackers to gain privileges.
  • OSVDB ID: 25546: BEA WebLogic Password Reset Mechanism Cleartext Admin Password Disclosure
  • SA20130: BEA WebLogic Server/Express Multiple Security Issues
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016101: WebLogic Server Admin Password Reset Mechanism May Disclose the Password to Local Users

Platforms Affected:

  • Oracle WebLogic Server 8.1


May 15, 2006

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